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PNTS Trail Intern Grant Award Announcement

PNTS Trail Intern Grant Award Announcement The Partnership for the National Trails System, in collaboration with the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and U.S. Forest Service, is pleased to announce grant recipients for their 2021 National Trails System Intern Grants. The Intern Grants…

2020 Florida National Scenic Trail Highlights

Florida Trail Association (FTA) OUTREACH Cultural — FTA hosted their 3rd Annual Wild and Scenic Film festival, featuring 14 partner organizations and 350 attendees.  Visitor Engagement — FTA added two new Gateway Communities and five new passport stamp locations.  Education — FTA partnered with the…

2020 Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail Highlights

National Park Service OUTREACH Event — Despite the challenges brought on by Covid-19, including the closing of the visitor centers, trail staff and partners were able to successfully participate in the Selma to Montgomery March Jubilee reenactment.  John Lewis — Trail employees were able to…

2020 Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Highlights

Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation (LCTHF) Lewis and Clark Trust, Inc. (LCT) OUTREACH Junior Rangers — The first ever Trailwide Junior Ranger activity book was piloted at ten locations along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. The program allows children to complete educational…

2020 Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail Highlights

National Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association, Inc. (W3R-US) OUTREACH Program — W3R-US was awarded a $30,000 grant from the National Park Foundation’s Open Outdoors for Kids program to develop a teacher’s tool kit with curriculum materials for Title 1 schools, and formed a new partnership with the…

2020 Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail Highlights

Chesapeake Conservancy (CC) OUTREACH Programs —  CC launched the Werowocomoco Ancestral Lands Corps Individual Placement Program, a 26-week opportunity for American Indians, ages 18-35, to be involved with the future of park operations, preservation, and the visitor experience at Werowocomoco.  CC’s Canoemobile program—prior to the…

2020 North Country National Scenic Trail Highlights

North Country Trail Association (NCTA) OUTREACH Program — Over 2,800 Participants registered for NCTA’s Hike 100 Challenge, a self guided hiking challenge that encourages individuals to hike 100 miles on the North Country Trail in a calendar year. As of January 1st, over 2,200 completed…

2020 Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Highlights

Pacific Northwest Trail Association (PNTA) OUTREACH Kiosks — A new kiosk was installed near the trail’s midpoint, outside of Oroville, Washington and another has been planned for the Anacortes Community Forest Lands in the northern Puget Sound.  PROTECTION  Maintenance — Despite the setbacks presented by…

2020 Ice Age National Scenic Trail Highlights

Ice Age Trail Alliance (IATA) OUTREACH Membership — The Ice Age Trail Alliance witnessed an unprecedented number of Trail enthusiasts joining in 2020 with 1,716 new members, while renewal rate remains healthy. The Alliance currently sits at 5,560 members, a 42% increase from January 2020…

2020 Continental Divide National Scenic Trail Highlights

Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) OUTREACH Stories — CDTC launched “Voices of the CDT”, a collection of stories about the people and places, past and present, connected to the CDT.  Planning — CDTC released new trip planning resources for expanded trail visitors. Virtual — CDTC…